corps

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French corps d'armée (literally army body), from Latin corpus (body). Doublet of corpse and corpus. See also English riff.

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Singular
Plural

Noun[edit]

corps (plural corps)

  1. (military) A battlefield formation composed of two or more divisions.
  2. An organized group of people united by a common purpose.
    • diplomatic corps
    • White House press corps
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping.

Noun[edit]

corps

  1. plural of corp

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Bourguignon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin corpus.

Noun[edit]

corps m (plural corps)

  1. body

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French corps, from Middle French cors, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus. Doublet of corpus.

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corps n (plural corpsen or corpora, diminutive corpsje n)

  1. student society, especially a traditional and hierarchical one
  2. Superseded spelling of korps.

Usage notes[edit]

Traditional student societies tend to prescribe the plural corpora, in regular language the plural corpsen is more common.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cors, from Old French cors, inherited from Latin corpus (body), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱrep-. The p was added back to reflect the Latin etymology. Doublet of corpus.

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Noun[edit]

corps m (plural corps)

  1. body
  2. (mathematics) field (in abstract algebra)
  3. (military) corps

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Descendants[edit]

  • Karipúna Creole French:
  • Danish: korps
  • English: corps
  • Dutch: corps, korps
  • German: Korps
  • Norwegian Bokmål: korps
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: korps
  • Swedish: kår

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